Partner news and resources

This section contains news and resources from CHIP partner organisations.

Board Member vacancies

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint five Members to the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) and would welcome applications from those who believe they could make a positive and confident contribution to the SPA and its future development. These roles require...

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SCRA Corporate Parenting Annual Report

To mark the start of the Year of Young People 2018, SCRA has published an Annual Report aimed at young people. The Annual Report – which you can read here - looks at some of the progress following the first year of SCRA’s Corporate Parenting Plan which was launched in...

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Advocacy – have your say

CHIP members may be interested in taking part in a workshop or giving their views via an online survey about advocacy in the Children’s Hearings System. The Scottish Government has commissioned The Lines Between, working with Who Cares? Scotland, to develop a National...

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SCRA publishes Annual Report 2016/17

SCRA’s Annual Report 2016/17 has been published today, Thursday 26 October 2017.  The Annual Report includes the full set of audited Annual Accounts for 2016/17. The report starts with a foreword, authored by SCRA’s Chair. It also includes some of the highlights and...

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CHS Publishes Annual Report 2016/17

Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. This single document contains the National Convener’s statement, CHS’ Performance Report and CHS’ Annual Accounts. For the first time,...

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New research – ethnic minority communities

SCRA has produced a new research report ‘An exploration of ethnic minority communities’ understanding and awareness of child protection and the Children’s Hearings System in Scotland’ which has been published. Background Protection of children at risk of abuse and...

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New research report on 16 year-olds

SCRA has published a new research report today looking at 16 year olds in the Children’s Hearings System. The full report ‘Decision making on continuation of Compulsory Supervision Orders past young people’s 16th birthdays’ can be viewed here and information from the...

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Search for new Panel Members

The annual national search for 500 new Children’s Panel volunteers has been launched. To find out more about becoming a Panel Member, or to apply click here. The campaign will run until 26 September. There are currently over 2,500 volunteer Panel Members across...

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SCRA’s Official Statistics 2016/17

SCRA has published its Official Statistics 2016/17. The full set of statistics includes: Online Statistics, Statistical Analysis and Online Statistics by Local Authority Breakdown. The statistics show that in 2016/17, 15,118  children and young people in Scotland were...

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Research reports on advocacy services

Three new research reports have been published today, Wednesday 12 July 2017. The reports relate to Advocacy Pilots undertaken by Who Cares? Scotland for the Scottish Government over 2016-17. The research looked at advocacy service for children and young people...

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Response to Committee Report

Regarding the Education and Skills Committee Report on the Children’s Hearings System - Taking Stock of Recent Reforms - in response to the key recommendation 4. Advocacy and Safeguarders: 4.2 On Safeguarders, the Committee welcomes the progress that has been made....

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Research – Criminal Advice and Remittals

A new research report has been published today which has been written by Dr Gillian Henderson, Information & Research Manager at SCRA with support from the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ). You can view the new report here.  The Children’s Hearings System...

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New film for parents/carers

A new film has been produced for parents/carers with learning disabilities who have a child or children going through the Hearings System. The short film, which has been produced by SCRA, is available here and SCRA has hard copies which can be sent out on request. The...

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Corporate Parenting website launched

Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) and the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) have launched a new corporate parenting website aimed at young people. Both organisations have produced plans which detail their corporate parenting commitments and...

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Annual recruitment campaign

The annual Panel Member recruitment campaign has been launched The search is now on for 500 new Panel Members. Led by Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS), the campaign will run until 25 September. This year’s recruitment campaign is focused on highlighting what it...

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Pre-Hearing Champions

Going to a Children’s Hearing for the first time? Did you know you can ask for a Pre-Hearing visit? While SCRA has offered Pre-Hearing visits for a while now, ‘Champions’ have now been appointed in every Locality, as part of SCRA’s ongoing drive to improve the...

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Barnardo’s research reports

Two new reports have been published on the CHIP website today. Both reports are about an advocacy service for children and young people involved in the Children’s Hearings System. The first is a report which presents the findings from an Action Research project...

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